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  1. 9 minutes ago, BillySee58 said:

    Yeah, calling that statement petty is just silly.

    Also, something I haven’t seen mentioned much is how experienced the guys we have still are. At least the expected starters.

    Wood has 11 career starts and Nixon has 16. We have two linebackers who have proven themselves to at least be legitimate CUSA level linebackers. Like you said, still not KD’s level but not a duo that looks like a weakness either.

    I doubt both of those guys move back to Mike though.   Both were projected to fight for the Will after Spring Practice, while Brown was projected behind KD.  I can maybe see Wood moving back to Mike.   I like Nixon outside.

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  2. 10 minutes ago, BillySee58 said:

    Fun fact:

    KD Davis played as many seasons for the Mean Green as Fine, Darden, and Torrey did.

    Right (Well, Torrey was a JUCO transfer, so he was already behind), and I'm so glad he did.  He's a fantastic player.
    But just like Brammer, he had another year of eligibility here at UNT, and chose to go elsewhere.   
    Novil & Mose stayed.   Those other guys didn't have the covid year to play with, but they still could have utilized the transfer portal & chose not to.

    He's not quite on Hope's level (an absolute legend who parlayed her success here into a National Championship w/OU), but just like her, he kinda loses a bit of his luster around here by leaving.

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  3. 15 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

    September 27, 2008 sitting in Rice Stadium watching a team that was woefully ill-prepared lose 77-20.

    October 10, 2016.  Was given tickets to the Club Level.  My youngest son and I then sat through a complete thrashing to freaking Portland State.

    Having our administration relegate us to D1AA and the Southland Conference.

    Sitting in Fouts many times when I could have thrown handfuls of gravel and not hit a soul.

    We are down but far, far from an all-time low.

    Nevermind.  I'm wrong.   This would have to be the worst.

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  4. 26 minutes ago, Caw Caw said:

    Am I crazy or is that Jimbo Fisher? I'm all for kids getting paid and taking the best opportunity, but being the portal and facetime with a coach and showing a car on your instagram taking you to your new school seems to be tampering to me. I mean he seems to have a plan already.

    Crazy times in CFB.




    Can't fault KD if he goes to A&M to play in front of 100k/gm at Kyle & the SEC.

    Makes you super-thankful for guys like Mason Fine, Jaelon Darden, Dion Novil, DeAndre Torrey, and Manase Mose... all of whom could have used the transfer portal to play "at another level", but stayed true to the Green & White. 

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  5. 9 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:

    I disagree strongly. Fan morale in late 2006 and late 2015 were way below where we are now. People were saying the exact same stuff when the Murphys left and recruiting was in the cellar, then Gunnell signs on and then everything is hunky dory to them again. People are very wishy washy right now and want better but we are nowhere close to black jerseygate or being force fed  Iowa City’s favorite son. Maybe you forgot what it felt like to end up with only 25 points and less than 270 total yards in a legit 7 overtime game against a team that would go 0-12. https://www.espn.com/college-football/matchup?gameId=262800249

    How is morale even close to approaching that or 2015 levels of disgust?

    I mentioned that before.    Expectations were different back then.   ...like, we had none back then. 
    Those 2006 guys were our loveable losers.  We all knew going it it was going to suck, but expectations were wishing/hoping/praying for bowl eligibility back then.   And again, right after the Portland St. loss, McCarney was fired and we all knew a new coach was on the horizon (keeping morale a little high based on hope).

    Thanks to Neal, Wren, & 2016-18 Littrell, the NT fan base now has expectations, at least, I do. Wren has definitely capitalized on this financially.  But, we're stuck at .500 (at best) football.   It's very frustrating.

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  6. 30 minutes ago, UNT Texas Hooligan said:

    Seems to have been a shock to some on the team and not well received by others. Team chemistry is clearly sky high right now…


    What the hell does KD expect the remaining guys to say?    "Oh no!  we're gonna suck without you KD!  Please reconsider!!...".   Stupid.
    Enoch's right.   Next man up.   But let's be honest, the "next man" ain't on KD's level.

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  7. I think morale was pretty low during the Dodge years.   But the expectations were extremely low back then, so it didn't seem so bad.   Back then, we'd have been extremely happy with 6-6 football.

    Expectations are now higher than they've ever been (thanks to Smatresk, Baker, & 2016-18 Littrell), so now that we're spinning wheels at .500 football, it seems like it's the worst it's ever been.

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  8. 13 hours ago, El Paso Eagle said:

    When he adds this crap he's disrespecting UNT



    Let's see where he ends up first before dragging the guy.    This thread reeks of jilted lover syndrome.

    I really don't think he's "disrespecting UNT".    If he lands in Austin, College Station, or Norman... like it or not, that's "another level".   Anyone who doesn't have green-tinted glasses on understands that.

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  9. 12 hours ago, jtm0097 said:

    I just received my Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine this evening.

    "Coach Bennett comes to practice with high energy" star linebacker KD Davis said. "He's the reason I stayed here at North Texas. I believe in everything that he's coaching and that's why I stayed part of the program".

    Sir, I don't believe that's correct.

    Yeah,  something changed from then to now.    It's not like he wasn't getting the preseason hype back in February & March.   I'm sure whenever he said this, he meant it.
    Wonder if Sark (or some other P5) took a look at his LB corps after spring ball and decided he needed to go shopping, and in order to not directly "tamper", had to go through some back channels to get KD's attention.

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  10. 1 hour ago, emmitt01 said:

    You don't have to "find" a team when a team has already reached out to you and made an offer ($$$MU$$$). 


    I'll friggin walk away from college football altogether if a conference mate (don't care how rich they are) buys an all-conference player off our team.    I might be in denial, but it can't be SMU.

    Texas, A&M, OU, OSU, heck even Baylor or TCU...   go get your money KD.  Thanks for everything & good luck to you in your future!
    If it's SMU, I hope they get popped for tampering, the NCAA hammers them again a-la 1987, forfeit the season & you're stuck not playing football anymore.

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  11. 200w.webp?cid=ecf05e47mv53elt0y5qu41adsp        Bennett's defense is toast.     

    He's going to have to put together his best-ever coaching season to get our defense to even resemble anything like we had last year.   Thankfully we're strong up the middle on the line with Brown & Jackson.  Those guys are going to have to control the LOS & clog any interior running lanes, because they have virtually nothing behind them at MLB or Safety to clean up anymore.  

    Sorry y'all, but you don't lose Dion Novil, Caleb Colvin, Gabe & Grayson Murphy, KD Davis, Makyle Sanders, & Tyreke Davis, and expect to have the same success as last year.

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  12. 2 minutes ago, UNT Texas Hooligan said:

    How do you figure Mean Green Insider?

    One team is very clearly trending upward, while the other is spinning its wheels at .500 or worse for the past 3 seasons.    But obviously UTEP has been atrocious for a very long time, so it's easy to just chalk them up as a win... if you're not paying attention.   It's only a "trap" if you're one of the people calling UTEP a win because of their history.

  13. 3 hours ago, Tom McKrackin said:

    Could it be possible that he was a finalist and chose UNT over Tech?  That's what I'm thinking happened.  No offense but  Lubbock is not the best place in the world to reside.  Especially compared to Denton and DFW.

    No doubt.  
    Plus, Coach DeLong is currently making about the same amount as what Tech's former coach was making when she was fired last month (not sure what this new guy signed for).

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  14. 25 minutes ago, cousin oliver said:

    I get what you are saying and god knows filling up my truck is painful.  My only thing is can't the guy be given a chance to adjust his stated policies and be allowed to make a smooth transition?  He's clearly trying the best he can to address the gas prices and I think we should give him a chance to right the ship before demanding he step down.  Why can't the oil companies give in a little bit here for the sake of the country?

    All of this (sans the pain of filling up a truck...I just spent $100 on 1 tank!) is laughable.  There's a lot more he can do.
    And if you think the oil companies are going to cut profits "for the sake of the country", you're insane.

    24 minutes ago, Cr1028 said:


    I will say that I think pausing the federal gasoline tax would be a mistake. The cost savings for the average family would be negligible. You’d be talking less than $4 per week for each person using 20 gallons per week. There has to be a better way. Don’t throw them a crumb now and expect them to make up the cost of a full meal down the road, don’t bother with the crumb in the first place.

    Completely agree.  Again, on my $100 tank, I'd be saving ~$3.26 with this "tax holiday".   I'd rather pay $60 like I was a few months ago!
    The amount isn't significant enough to "relieve" the citizens/consumers, but losing out on all of that income, with the way government spending is already out of control, he'd be cutting off a huge chunk of government income for however long it would be enacted.  A very short-sighted move if he does it.

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